High School Equivalency Program

PPEP HEP is funded by the U.S. Federal Department of Education and is designed to assist migrant and seasonal agricultural workers and family member in obtaining the equivalent of a High School diploma (GED). HEP prepares students to move into degrees of higher education or enroll in training. The goal of HEP is to give opportunity for a more stable and better-paying work environment. HEP provides the following services free of charge for those who qualify:

  • GED Instruction in Spanish or English in: mathematics, science, social studies, reading, and writing.
  • Career counseling and placement in college or vocational training programs, and visits to local college and university campuses.
  • There are a variety of cultural activities and excursions designed to motivate students to participate more fully in the greater community.
  • All instructional materials are provided and a small stipend to help with daily living expenses.

Qualifications

English
High School Equivalency Program (HEP) for farmworker adults.
Spanish
El Programa de Equivalencia a la Preparatoria (HEP por sus siglas en Ingles) para trabajadores agrícolas a.

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Partners

Arizona Western College (AWC): Provide GED Testing facility. Provide information on certificate and degree programs, assist students in the admissions process and financial aid and provide the College Assistance for Migrant Education Program (CAMP) grant for eligible HEP student’s education grants.

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Class Schedules

English
Classes are offered four days per week in both English and Spanish.
Spanish
Ambas clases se ofrecen en español y en ingles cuatro días a la semana.

Success Stories

  • The entire Romero Family received their GEDs through HEP. Jose Romero and his wife, Evangelina, enrolled in 2009. The following year, their son, Jose, enrolled into the PPEP Youth Build program where he received his GED, along with valuable job skills in the construction field. In 2011, their daughter, Lorena enrolled into Youth Build and received her GED, too.

     

Locations

PPEP-HEP Administrative Offices morning classes evening classes
201 N. Bingham Ave., Suite #11 & 12
Somerton, AZ

jsotelo@ppep.org
928.627.9739

201 N. Bingham Ave., Suite #11 & 12
Somerton, AZ

jsotelo@ppep.org
928.627.9739

PPEP-TEC Charter High Schools
in Somerton and San Luis

jsotelo@ppep.org
928.627.9739